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PINE PLAINS — Students involved with the Key Club at Stissing Mountain Junior/Senior High School recently partnered with the New York Blood Center to hold a blood drive on Monday, May 13. Running from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., the blood drive was organized in the high school gymnasium. Recognized as a community service group at Stissing Mountain, the Key Club strives to host a local blood drive on an annual basis.

“It’s important because there’s a shortage a blood,” said Stissing Mountain junior and Key Club member Angelina Mannino, “and quarts save...

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Speeders beware

ANCRAM— The Ancram Highway Department deployed the second of two radar signs last week. The latest one is on Route 82 southbound into Ancram.  The first sign went up in Ancramdale on County Route 8 by Crest Lane in early December. 
According to town Supervisor Art Bassin, it’s all in an effort to slow traffic down in the hamlets of Ancram and Ancramdale. 
Highway Superintendent Jim Miller reported that he has gotten positive feedback on the signs from residents who live near where the signs have been installed. 

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Will charging stations for electric cars drive economic activity?

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PINE PLAINS — This fall, the town of Pine Plains has attracted a new population of motorists passing through, thanks to a charging station for electric cars that’s been installed behind the Bank of Millbrook, at 2971 Church St. (Route 199).
In light of the growing popularity of electric vehicles, town Supervisor Darrah Cloud watched as several towns in the surrounding area, such as Ancram and Hillsdale, installed charging stations to attract visiting motorists. 

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Pine Plains Superintendent Martin Handler’s contract extended

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PINE PLAINS — The Pine Plains Central School District’s Board of Education (BOE) announced its success in securing Superintendent Martin Handler’s services for an additional year by extending his contract to cover the 2020-21 school year.
According to BOE President Chip Couse, the decision to extend the contract came from a casual conversation. While discussing Handler’s salary for the coming year, the board asked if Handler would stay for another year, and Handler agreed.

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Rebuilding Together Dutchess County supports county homeowners

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PINE PLAINS — Volunteers came together to lend their neighbors a helping hand at Rebuilding Together Dutchess County’s (RTDC) annual Fall Rebuilding Month in October to complete necessary repairs for six local homeowners, including one in the town of Pine Plains.
Aimed at repairing homes, revitalizing communities and rebuilding lives, RTDC provides critical home repairs free of charge to low-income homeowners to allow them to live independently in a warm, safe and dry environment.

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Academic Achievements

Honor Rolls
PINE PLAINS — The following students of Stissing Mountain Junior/Senior High School of the Pine Plains Central School District earned a place on the honor rolls.
Junior High School
A honor roll
Sixth grade

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Thief uses town of Pine Plains’ bank account to write fake checks

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PINE PLAINS — Town Supervisor Darrah Cloud announced at the Thursday, Dec. 20, Town Board meeting that someone “stole either a vendor check or a pay stub, which somehow got in the wrong hands.”
The town checking number was then used to make copies of fake checks at a Staples, or another office supply store, in Poughkeepsie. Since then, the thief wrote checks that falsely stated they were coming from the town of Pine Plains’ coffers.

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Pine Plains loses to Spackenkill and New Paltz

PINE PLAINS — The Stissing Mountain High School varsity girls basketball team lost to Spackenkill High School on Dec. 11, 55–30.
Competing for the Lady Bombers, Lily Brenner scored 10 points while teammate Annette Prezzano scored five points. Haley Strang also scored four points for Pine Plains.
Meanwhile, Isabelle Herrerra scored 13 points for the Spartans while Maddie Maccall scored 10 points and Maya-K Johnson scored nine.

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What a card…

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Gardeners share tips for tucking in their gardens for winter

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PINE PLAINS — With the weather growing cold and the leaves now off the trees, local residents refreshed their knowledge of how to keep their gardens safe from pests and cold weather  at a workshop on how to tuck in a winter garden. 

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